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Elizabeth W. Vaczy, NP

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-7744

Fax: (585) 244-6097

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Betsy's areas of interest include Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, use of insulin pumps and sensors in children, obesity prevention, and the use of motivational interviewing in improving self management of diabetes.

Professional Background

2011 – Present Senior Advanced Practice Nurse
1988-1994 Advanced Practice Nurse
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Betsy provides direct care to children with diabetes. Patient care responsibilities include: inpatient education of newly diagnosed children; outpatient management via phone and outpatient visits; and case management including interaction with other disciplines including schools.
Prior to this position Betsy worked as a nurse practitioner in pediatric primary care for 17 years.
Her areas of interest include care of children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, obesity prevention, use of insulin pumps and sensors, and motivational interviewing. .

Credentials

Specialties

  • Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education

1980
BS | University of Rochester
Nursing

1988
Masters Pediatric Nursing- | University of Rochester
Care of Children and Families

1993
PNP Post Masters Certificate | University of Rochester
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Awards

2010
2010 NAPNAP Practice Innovation/SIG Poster Award
Sponsor: NapNap

2001
Outstanding Preceptor Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Nursing

Publications

Journal Articles

2011
Vaczy, E.; Seaman, B.; Peterson-Sweeney, K.; Hondorf, C.; (2011). "Passport to Health: An Innovative Tool to Enhance Healthy Lifestyle Choices." Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 2011; 25: 31-37.

Books & Chapters

1998
Chapter Title: Endocrine Emergencies
Book Title: Manual of Pediatric Emergency Nursing.
Author List: Vaczy, E., Mack-Fogg, J.E. Endocrine Emergencies. T. Soud and J. Rogers (Eds.),
Published By: Mosby1998

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